Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

A huge collection of literacy activities. These are designed to be used as form time activities, but can be used as lesson starters. Fun and engaging games and activities, designed to get pupils interested in literacy and actively improving their literacy. Get organised in form-time with the whole bundle. Bundle includes 2 full terms worth of literacy form time activities! Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Varying Sentence Structure for Effect. Edexcel. GCSE English Language Exam. A02 & A06

Varying Sentence Structure for Effect. Edexcel. GCSE English Language Exam. A02 & A06

Creative Writing. KS3 & KS4. Fits the Edexcel English Language Framework (can be used with all other exam board frameworks for creative writing). Preparation for both Paper 1 and 2. Objective 1 (AO2): To be able to identify a simple, compound and complex sentence and discuss their effect. Objective 2 (AO6): To be able to use a variety of sentence types to make your writing exciting to read. Objectives are the broken down into grade boundaries 2-6 from the GCSE 1-9 scale. Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Analysing Persuasive Writing. GCSE English Language. Edexcel (Paper 2). A01, A02, A05

Analysing Persuasive Writing. GCSE English Language. Edexcel (Paper 2). A01, A02, A05

A full lesson detailing how to analyse persuasive writing. Ideal for English Language paper 1 Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. An Ofsted Outstanding lesson (put into practise recently), with a lesson plan showing detailed differentiation. Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. Objectives as below (fits some of AO2/AO4 criteria too). Objectives AO1: Grade 3: Identify a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 4: Make some comment on a persuasive language technique. Grade 5: Discuss the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 6: Discuss in detail the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques on the reader and how this fits the purpose of the text. Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Varying Sentence Structure for Effect. Edexcel. GCSE English Language Exam. A02 & A06

Varying Sentence Structure for Effect. Edexcel. GCSE English Language Exam. A02 & A06

Creative Writing. KS3 & KS4. Fits the Edexcel English Language Framework (can be used with all other exam board frameworks for creative writing). Preparation for both Paper 1 and 2. Objective 1 (AO2): To be able to identify a simple, compound and complex sentence and discuss their effect. Objective 2 (AO6): To be able to use a variety of sentence types to make your writing exciting to read. Objectives are the broken down into grade boundaries 2-6 from the GCSE 1-9 scale. Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Analysing Persuasive Writing. GCSE English Language. Edexcel (Paper 2). A01, A02, A05

Analysing Persuasive Writing. GCSE English Language. Edexcel (Paper 2). A01, A02, A05

A full lesson detailing how to analyse persuasive writing. Ideal for English Language paper 1 Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. An Ofsted Outstanding lesson (put into practise recently), with a lesson plan showing detailed differentiation. Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. Objectives as below (fits some of AO2/AO4 criteria too). Objectives AO1: Grade 3: Identify a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 4: Make some comment on a persuasive language technique. Grade 5: Discuss the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 6: Discuss in detail the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques on the reader and how this fits the purpose of the text. Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Newspaper Articles: Investigating Format. Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 1 prep. A05.

Newspaper Articles: Investigating Format. Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 1 prep. A05.

A full lesson and marking criteria (suitable for students) with 1-9 scale. Lesson aimed at 3-7 range, but could very easily be adapted. The lesson introduces the features of a newspaper article and contains paired and group activities encouraging pupils to investigate structural and linguistic features of articles. There is then a creative writing activity and the grade boundaries for peer (or self) assessment. Designed to cover A05 :Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.
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Inference: Reading for implied meaning. Edexcel 1-9 English Language GCSE A01/ A02

Inference: Reading for implied meaning. Edexcel 1-9 English Language GCSE A01/ A02

A full lesson outlining how to investigate the denotation and connotation of imagery and structure. The lesson involves a group starter task identifying the connotations of colours. They then complete a series of individual comprehension questions which aim to promote pupils' confidence and ability identifying the connotation or the writer's choice of words, before a peer assessment task.Pupils have GCSE 1-9 criteria to assess their work. There is also a homework task (or extension task) to encourage further development. A punchy, well paced lesson which gets pupils doing the work not you!
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Comparing Poems: No Problem and Half-Caste. Edexcel Conflict Poetry.

Comparing Poems: No Problem and Half-Caste. Edexcel Conflict Poetry.

A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson. Objective (A03): Grade 3: Make obvious point of comparison. Make simple comments on writers’ ideas and view points. Level 4: As above and makes some specific references to theme, language and structure. Level 5: Discusses a range of comparisons in some detail. Explains the writers’ ideas and viewpoints with quotations to support. Pupils complete a series of activities to build a framework to asses both poems. They then complete an analysis framework sheet and a series of P.E.E paragraphs (with a support sheet for LA pupils).
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Denotation and Connotation. Investigating literal and implied meaning.

Denotation and Connotation. Investigating literal and implied meaning.

A full lesson outlining how to investigate the denotation and connotation of imagery and structure. The lesson involves a group starter task identifying the connotations of colours. They then complete a series of individual comprehension questions which aim to promote pupils' confidence and ability identifying the connotation or the writer's choice of words, before a peer assessment task. Pupils have GCSE 1-9 criteria to assess their work. There is also a homework task (or extension task) to encourage further development. A punchy, well paced lesson which gets pupils doing the work not you!
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Charity leaflets. Investigating persuasive writing. GCSE 1-9. English Language.

Charity leaflets. Investigating persuasive writing. GCSE 1-9. English Language.

A full lesson detailing how to analyse persuasive writing. Ideal for English Language paper 1 Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear lesson plan showing detailed differentiation. Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. Objectives as below (fits some of AO2/AO4 criteria too). Objectives AO1: Grade 3: Identify a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 4: Make some comment on a persuasive language technique. Grade 5: Discuss the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques. Grade 6: Discuss in detail the effect of a selection of persuasive language techniques on the reader and how this fits the purpose of the text.
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Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.

Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.

Creative Writing. KS3 & KS4. Fits the Edexcel English Language Framework (can be used with all other exam board frameworks for creative writing). Preparation for both Paper 1 and 2. Objective 1 (AO2): To be able to identify a simple, compound and complex sentence and discuss their effect. Objective 2 (AO6): To be able to use a variety of sentence types to make your writing exciting to read. Objectives are the broken down into grade boundaries 2-6 from the GCSE 1-9 scale. includes a worksheet which can be set as homework.
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Writing Engaging Openings. Imaginative / Creative Writing. Edexcel Paper 2 prep (A01/ A02 / A05).

Writing Engaging Openings. Imaginative / Creative Writing. Edexcel Paper 2 prep (A01/ A02 / A05).

A05: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts. Pupils investigate the techniques used in a series of openings to a piece of creative writing, using the worksheet provided. They then analyse this in pairs, before completing the first paragraph of an exam style question. Peer assessment using the attached mark scheme (also on ppt) can be done as a plenary.
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Writing a formal letter for a job application. 1-9 GCSE letter. Writing skills A05 and A06.

Writing a formal letter for a job application. 1-9 GCSE letter. Writing skills A05 and A06.

A full lesson (recently observed as 'Outstanding') which depicts how to write a formal letter applying for a job. Based on the Edexcel's English Language (Paper 2) imaginative writing task. A fast-paced, pupil-led lesson with varied activities and integrated (graded) peer assessment. Worksheets are provided for differentiation of the task and a full lesson plan shows details of all activities (although the PPT is very straightforward anyway).
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Descriptive writing. A series of lessons. Focus: Travel Writing.

Descriptive writing. A series of lessons. Focus: Travel Writing.

A series of 5 lessons focusing on improving pupils descriptive writing. Lesson 1 focuses on increasing pupils use of adjectives. Lesson 2-3 focus on increasing pupils use of sensory imagery. Lesson 4 focuses on figurative language. Lesson 5 focuses on using effective punctuation and sentence structures. All lessons vary tasks and activities to create fun, engaging and well-paced lessons. All lessons use the 1-9 criteria and focus on A05 and A06.
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Bundle!  8 Literacy Form Activities or Starters. Writing skills: Sentence Structures and Punctuation

Bundle! 8 Literacy Form Activities or Starters. Writing skills: Sentence Structures and Punctuation

A collection of 7 starters which can be used as form time literacy activities or as starters in a writing module. Each activity contains a PPT presentation for students, with all the required information provided for the activity. Ideally suited to KS3 or 4. Contains a range or individual, pair and group tasks encouraging independent learning. 1 lessons focuses on creating writing reader's find engaging. 3 activities focus on identifying and varying the use of sentence structures and functions. 3 lessons focus on punctuation and word classes.
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Comparing 'No Problem' by Benjamin Zephaniah and 'Half-Caste' By John Agard.  Conflict Poetry.

Comparing 'No Problem' by Benjamin Zephaniah and 'Half-Caste' By John Agard. Conflict Poetry.

A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson. Objective (A03): Grade 3: Make obvious point of comparison. Make simple comments on writers’ ideas and view points. Level 4: As above and makes some specific references to theme, language and structure. Level 5: Discusses a range of comparisons in some detail. Explains the writers’ ideas and viewpoints with quotations to support. Pupils complete a series of activities to build a framework to asses both poems. They then complete an analysis framework sheet and a series of P.E.E paragraphs (with a support sheet for LA pupils).
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Speech writing: Structure, style and format.

Speech writing: Structure, style and format.

2 full lessons with worksheets and interactive activities detailing how to analyse persuasive writing, identify the features of a speech and create a well structured speech. Ideal for English Language GCSE. Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. Made to fit the Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-7 (on presentation), which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. Objectives as per picture (fits some of AO2/AO4 criteria too). Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

Literacy Activities. A huge collection of form time activities or starters. Contains modules on: Speaking and listening, reading skills, spelling and writing skills

A huge collection of literacy activities. These are designed to be used as form time activities, but can be used as lesson starters. Fun and engaging games and activities, designed to get pupils interested in literacy and actively improving their literacy. Get organised in form-time with the whole bundle. Bundle includes 2 full terms worth of literacy form time activities! Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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Travel Brochure: Writing an advert. Persuasive Writing. 1-9 GCSE Language.

Travel Brochure: Writing an advert. Persuasive Writing. 1-9 GCSE Language.

A lesson detailing to pupils how to identify the features of an advert (linguistic and format) and recreate these in a writing task, based on the Edexcel English Language exam. Suitable for KS3 classes and KS4. A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear presentation and attached worksheets. Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. The lesson contains a think, pair, share starter. The main activity consists of a pupil led analysis of a series of adverts (designed to cover a range of language and structural features), an original writing task and finally the plenary consists of a peer assessment task (worksheet for this is attached). The entire lesson is pupil-led, containing fast-paced, engaging tasks. Learning objective. A05 :To use persuasive writing to create an advert in a travel brochure
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Leaflets: Identifying the format and content of leaflets and Non-Fiction writing task. 1-9 graded.

Leaflets: Identifying the format and content of leaflets and Non-Fiction writing task. 1-9 graded.

A full lesson detailing to pupils how to identify the features of a leaflet (linguistic and format) and recreate these in a writing task, based on the Edexcel English Language exam. Suitable for KS3 classes and KS4. A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear presentation. Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. The lesson contains a think, pair, share starter. The main activity consists of a pupil led analysis of two leaflets (designed to cover a range of language and structural features) and finally the plenary consists of a peer assessment task (worksheet for this is attached). The entire lesson is very pupil-led, containing fast-paced, engaging tasks. Learning objectives. A05: LO1: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.   LO2: Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.
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Writing a Persuasive Speech. 2 Lessons. Edexcel GCSE Language 1-9. A02, A05.

Writing a Persuasive Speech. 2 Lessons. Edexcel GCSE Language 1-9. A02, A05.

2 full lessons with worksheets and interactive activities detailing how to analyse persuasive writing, identify the features of a speech and create a well structured speech. Ideal for English Language paper 1 Suitable for HA KS3 classes and KS4. An Ofsted Outstanding lesson (put into practise recently). Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-7 (on presentation), which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. Objectives as per picture (fits some of AO2/AO4 criteria too). Visit my shop for more useful resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhilippaBrooks
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